The weanling portion of the Goffs UK January Sale has been moved to the Doncaster August Sale on Aug. 4-5, Goffs UK announced on Thursday. The foal session has become a yearling session and it was transferred due to continued COVID-19 restrictions. The Goffs UK January Sale was originally split into two parts-the online horses-in-training and National Hunt breeding stock portion was part one on Jan. 26 and Part II was a physical sale of NH weanlings at Doncaster on Feb. 17. After this rescheduling, Part I of the sale will continue in its online format and on its Jan. 26 date. To view the online catalogue for Part I, please visit www.goffsonline.com.
“It was hoped that we would be in a place to hold a physical sale of NH Weanlings at Doncaster in February and we have been planning as such since our announcement earlier this month,” said Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent. “However, with the recent changes in government announcements, the current scale of the pandemic and the issues in getting overseas buyers to the UK, we feel that holding a physical sale next month is not in the best interests of everyone involved.
“We have spoken to all vendors who have entered NH weanlings and most have committed to offer their entries at the later date. We have also received some very positive comments from vendors who understand why we need to make this change so we would like to extend our thanks to our clients for working with us. The August Sale is a proven and growing NH sale, having sold the likes of Tiger Roll, and recording prices of up to £230,000.
“As stated, we will be holding our Part 1 Online January Sale of Horses-in-Training and NH Breeding Stock as scheduled next Tuesday 26 January from 10 a.m. The catalogue for that sale is online and anyone wishing to bid online must register to bid with Goffs 48 hours prior to the sale.”